Proceedings concerning Texdata Software GmbH – WLR Daily

Posted October 1st, 2013 in accounts, EC law, freedom of establishment, law reports, penalties by sally

Proceedings concerning Texdata Software GmbH (Case C-418/11); [2013] WLR (D) 358

“National legislation prescribing the immediate imposition of a periodic penalty upon a branch of a capital company governed by the laws of another member state in consequence of the failure of that branch, within the statutory nine-month period, to disclose to the authorities of the member state concerned the documents and particulars required by articles 1 and 2 of the Eleventh Council Directive 89/666/EEC of 21 December 1989 concerning disclosure requirements in respect of branches opened in a member state by certain types of company governed by the law of another member state (OJ 1989 L395, p 36) without prior notice and without the company first having been given an opportunity to state its views on the alleged breach was not precluded by European law, provided that the domestic courts were satisfied that the system of penalties was effective, proportionate and dissuasive.”

WLR Daily, 26th September 2013